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War and Global Health Conference

April 23, 2010 - April 25, 2010
Seattle, Washington
Contact:

 Contact ghrc@uw.edu for more information.

April 23, 2010 - April 25, 2010
Seattle, Washington

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference at www.wrihc.org, presented this year by the University of Washington, Department of Global Health and Physicians for Social Responsibility and is being organized by an interdisciplinary group of over 20 undergraduate, graduate, professional students!

The theme this year is “War and Global Health: Transforming Our Professions, Changing Our World” and will take place, April 23-25, 2010 at the University of Washington, HUB, Seattle Campus (poster here). Generous support has been provided from the Washington Global Health Alliance, UW Center for Global Studies, Global Health Council, and Physicians for Human Rights.  The event is also co-sponsored by over 20 universities and institutions in the Western US and Canada.

The conference has six thematic tracks:

   1. Combatants & military populations
   2. Vulnerable populations
   3. Policy, human rights & social justice
   4. War, society & the environment
   5. Health professionals as peace-workers
   6. The role of media and information in war & global health

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Chris Hedges, journalist and author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

PLENARY SPEAKERS include:

    * Vic Sidel and Barry Levy, authors of War and Public Health
    * Alfred McCoy, author of A Question of Torture
    * Neil Arya, author of Peace Through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World
    * Paula Gutlove, Deputy Director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies
    * Janet Johnson Bryant, Liberian journalist featured in the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell
    * Raana Zahid, Uplift International -- Pakistan

Make sure to register as soon as possible, as space is limited and to take advantage of our early bird rates, available until March 31, 2010. Conference includes attendance at all events, on a first come first served basis, continental breakfast, and coffee breaks. Lunches and dinners are on your own, at one of Seattle’s local restaurants. An optional “Saturday only,” box lunch may be purchased at the time of registration for an additional fee of $15 at our registration site. There are no plans for on-site registration at this time.

Student/Medical Resident Rate
Register Before March 31, 2010 $50
Register April 1-23, 2010 $75

Non Student/Professional Rate
Register Before March 31, 2010 $100
Register April 1-23, 2010 $125

Register Online
For more details on the conference: www.wrihc.org

Space is limited – register early!

No refunds after April 15th

Problems? Contact grhc@uw.edu

To request disability accommodations contact the Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance of the event at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax)

View the event poster here.
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